At work we made little bandanas for pets in shelters. I guess when they have a colorful thing around their neck they are more adoptable? I tried, but I have few art skills.
Cher came to town and we met up at Puro Peru. I'll always eat lomo saltado. Always. It had been awhile since I'd seen her and it was so good to catch up.
Ugh. That election was a mess. Still wishing for a do-over. But I voted. Definitely not for that guy.
Apparently I played with candy.
The parents came to town. We had La Hacienda, per usual.
Azhar gave me some of this stuff one day. It is amazing!
Little Q turned one. Very interested parties in those presents.
Courtney's so good at parties.
The whole fam came over to my place one night.
H has the cutest little profile. Those cheeks!
We walked down to Dolcetti for some gelato.
Work potluck lunch.
Donuts helped after those election results.
Someone got really into turkey day. This might've been at young women's? Or a training session when I started a part time holiday gig at Crate & Barrel? Yeah, I took a holiday temp role in retail. Throwback to when I worked there just outta college. Retail is fascinating to me, but working weekends is not. Never again.
I took off in early November to spend Meghan's birthday weekend with her in Austin. Packed quick, left quick, and halfway through the flight I remember I didn't pack contact lenses. Whoops. After our Friday morning workout, introducing Meghan to OrangeTheory, we popped over to Costco and they were able to look up a prior prescription. The eye doc gave me some samples and got me through the weekend. They were so helpful, and yes, I wrote a complimentary note to the store manager.
We tried to go to La BBQ, since it blew my mind during my first Austin trip, but the line was insane and we were hungry. Tamale House for the win!
Friday night we had reservations at Emmer & Rye. American food served dim sum style. You order a few things from the menu, and then there's a cart that comes around with more options. You take what you want or don't. I loved everything about it, from the food to decor to the fonts used.
I wasn't going to leave Austin without La BBQ. We tried again and prepared ourselves for the line.
Hung out around South Congress for the afternoon and found some great courtyards.
Dinner reservations for Saturday at Barley Swine for my second visit, but they moved to a new location.
Dessert at Lick, next door.
Came back to Utah to do Thanksgiving with Anthony's family. Then we explored out near the great Salt Lake during the break.
Snow came. Ugh.
I took the GRE so I could get into grad school at the U. And then, exhausted, I went over to see the little ones since the testing center was close by.